Trimm Travels is three years old today.And, just like that…my little travel blog is THREE! I know. I said the same thing last year, but I swear I was just writing this post for its second birthday. Okay really, I feel like I was just writing a post about its first birthday or its launch day for that matter. How is it three already???
It was another great year but in a different way. Sure, there was lots of travel as you’ll see below and I crossed some epic items off my bucket list. But this year, my blog really soared to new heights.
I attended two more travel blogging conferences which helped add so much great information to the mental rolodex (okay the paper one too). My traffic grew by 171% 😱, I formed many new partnerships and was able to increase my income! 🎉
Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly reflect and learn anything new about myself…I did that too.
Once again, all made possible by you, the reader.
Before we dive into the highlights of year three, I am excited to announce that as of July 2019, I became an exclusive member of Mediavine Travel and a proud member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)! For those who don’t know, Mediavine is full-service ad representation and the NATJA is my first professional association in the travel writing field.
I’ll be honest, I never thought “media” or “journalist” would EVER be a puzzle piece to my life. After all, I was a science major. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. So where the heck did this journalism thing come from? God’s plan is the only thing I can tell you. However, my love of languages and that minor in Spanish I got probably should have been a clue.
So it all boils down to this…
Thank You Again!
There would not be a blog without YOU, the reader. Thank YOU! There would not be massive growth, partnerships, ad representation or professional associations without YOU, the reader. Thank YOU!
Thank you for allowing me to share my crazy journeys and most importantly for allowing me to help guide yours. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to help others make memories of a lifetime while providing them with tips to do it cheaper, easier and better!
To my family and friends: You will see this every year because there aren’t strong enough words for me to express how grateful I am for the support and encouragement you provide. Not only do you allow me to do what I truly love, but you encourage me along the way. Even when I want to throw the computer out of the window (yes, I have lots of those days just like everyone else)! THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU! 💓
Now, let’s get to year three!
Trimm Travels in the Third Year
1. Continents Visited: 3-North America, South America, Europe
2. Countries Visited: 10
3. United States Visited: 5
4. Social Media Followers: > 24,000
5. Number of United States/Territories to view Trimm Travels: 50/2
6. Number of countries to view Trimm Travels: 178+
Countries to view Trimm Travels from 8/3/2018 to 8/1/2019
Thank you again for reading, subscribing, following, commenting, emailing, contacting me, liking and SHARING! I can’t wait to see what the fourth year brings!
Where would you like to see Trimm Travels go in the upcoming year? I’m always interested in your thoughts so drop me a comment and let me know where and why!
‘Til next time…
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Judy Howell says
Happy third birthday! So proud of you and what your hard work has accomplished! Love you!
Thanks Mom, thanks to you and Dad for your support, patience, and understanding! Love you both!